Ben Watson
Education Coach, TD Ameritrade

About Ben Watson

Ben is an Education Coach for TD Ameritrade, where he has worked since 2005. He focuses on advanced educational topics such as technical analysis, stocks, intermarket analysis, and ETFs. Ben has taught most available TD Ameritrade Education courses and has hosted TD Ameritrade Education Day events. Ben holds the Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses.

 

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Want To Be Your Own Driving Force? Active Trading in an IRA January 31, 2022 11:30 AM   |  

Trading in an IRA may be a way for some people to try to manage risk and potentially increase their income stream in retirement while having some tax-deferred benefits.

3 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
What Is a Stock Exchange & Stock Market? December 9, 2021 4:00 AM   |  

What we refer to as a “stock market” is actually an intertwined global ecosystem. Learn the “who, what and why” of the stock market and stock exchanges.

3 min read  |  Trading Basics
Playing Opposites: Why and How Some Pros Go Short on Stocks June 4, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Learn how following short interest and other short-selling metrics can help investors gain valuable insights into companies and markets.

6 min read  |  Margin
Is the Battle Royale Between Streaming Giants Causing ‘Subscription Fatigue’? January 7, 2021 1:20 PM   |  

The ongoing competition among streaming services that has been brewing for years turned into a Battle Royale in 2020, with stalwarts and new players locked in an intense fight, but is “subscription fatigue” coming? Here’s the rundown.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Practice Trading with the paperMoney® Virtual Stock Market Simulator October 16, 2019 11:08 AM   |  

Looking for a trading simulator? Try paperMoney®, the free stock market simulator from TD Ameritrade. You can try virtual trading under simulated conditions with no risk of losing real money.

4 min read  |  Paper Trading
Pros and Cons of Trading in Your Retirement Account September 18, 2019 10:37 AM   |  

Trading in your retirement account has several potential advantages and disadvantages to consider as you develop your strategy.

5 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
Back-to-School Season Means Shopping for Kids—and Your Portfolio? August 13, 2019 10:00 AM   |  

September means back-to-school time, which could mean shopping for your student and a portfolio of stock investments.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Seeking Short Term Opportunities with a Swing Trading Strategy May 22, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Swing trading strategies attempt to capitalize on price fluctuation over the short term—a period of days or weeks—but not intraday movement. Learn how swing trading is used by traders and decide whether it may be right for you.

5 min read  |  Trading Basics
Options Strategy Basics: Looking Under the Hood of Covered Calls March 5, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how a covered call options strategy can attempt to sell stock at a target price; collect premium and potentially dividends; and limit tax liability.

8 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
Basics of Investing in Stocks: What is a Stock? July 31, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

New to stock investing? Learn the basics of stocks, earnings, dividends, and how a stock’s value is determined.

5 min read  |  Investing Basics
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